Manchester school policies revisited after 2015 student rape kept under wraps
MANCHESTER - The Manchester school board and city officials are working on a new policy after details about a student being raped in a school hallway were not released for almost two years, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence released a statement to NH1 News saying:
"We commend the victim in this case for her bravery in coming forward. Her strength has shed light on the glaring need for schools to improve their prevention efforts and prioritize student safety. It is cases like these that highlight the importance of prevention education in our schools. Each of NH's 13 crisis centers work with schools in their communities to implement age-appropriate prevention programming that aims to give students, faculty, and administrations the necessary tools to keep their student body safe. We strongly encourage school officials to reach out to their local crisis center to bring this critical programming to their campus and to develop model policies and procedures to prevent such horrific crimes from taking place in the future. "
When asked about the timing of the released information, almost two years after the rape, NHCADSV declined to comment.